Poem 3

If no one esteems the best, men will be free from contention.

If no one values the precious, men will be free from illegal gain.

If men see nothing to desire, their minds will be free from confusion.

Therefore, the wise guides men by relaxing their minds and

  satisfying their inner needs.

He does not promote ambition, but supports their self-sufficiency.

He does not complicate their lives with knowledge of things unnecessarily.

By being contented himself, he sets an example for his people.